Staffing and equipment issues have plagued the Menomonee Falls Fire Department over the last year and a half. And now the village’s fire union blamed a new financial restriction for causing more of the same problems.
Fire station five was closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on March 6th. One firefighter called in sick and the village shifted the other firefighter to fire station 3. The union said the village did so to save on overtime.
“We owe it to the citizens of this village to let them know what they’re getting and what they’re not getting,” said Professional Firefighters of Menomonee Falls President Kevin Myers.
His union posted this to Facebook blaming the village for poor preparation and planning.